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Name three people in the Office of Public Affairs
Hanna Quinlan, Lauren Love and Don Jordan
What happened with the fraternities disaffiliation from campus?
1. June 18, 2018 - City Council introduces proposal to change Greek Life zoning codes so it requires fraternities to maintain affiliation with the University to keep their zoning (applies to new frats only) but postpones decision. Proposal was originally tabled in May.
2. July 18, 2018 - City passes proposal on zoning codes despite opposition from some Greek Life affiliates
3. September 4, 2018 - Inter-fraternity Council releases statement regarding six fraternities disaffiliation from the University following the zoning code changes
4. September 13, 2018 - The Daily reports disaffiliated fraternities create their own independent fraternity council (AAIFC) with advice from fraternity lawyers (yes fraternal law is actually a thing) because of zoning code changes and deferred rush in 2020.
5. November 8, 2018 - Alpha Sigma Phi is banned from campus after allegations of violent hazing. They were one of the frats who disaffiliated though?
6. January 13, 2019 - The Daily reports multiple frats have membership in both AAIFC and IFC. Does this mean more will be disaffiliating????? To be continued...
Name two prominent speakers who came to campus this year
Demetrius Harmon and Viet Thanh Nguyen
Name two non-event cover stories CL wrote this semester
Students reflect on campus climate following sell-out of Shapiro Tickets by Callie Teitelbaum, and University Muslim community reacts to false shooter alert by Melanie Taylor
Who is the current AA mayor?
Ward 1 Councilmembers:
Anne Bannister(D) and Jeff Hayner (D)
Ward 2 Councilmembers:
Jane Lumm (I) and Kathy Griswold (D)
Ward 3 Councilmembers:
Zachary Ackerman (D) and Julie Grand (D)
Ward 4 Councilmembers:
Jack Eaton (D) and Elizabeth Nelson (D)
Ward 5 Councilmembers:
Chip Smith (D) and Ali Ramlawi (D)
What topic do we always cover in the city beat? Name at least four
City Council meetings, Affordable housing, Downtown development/zoning changes, Elections, Downtown transportation, Police-city-community relations, Protests and Downtown lighting
What is PFAS, and how has it affected Ann Arbor?
A group of toxic chemicals linked to cancer found in the Huron River, which is a source of Ann Arbor drinking water. In September, city's water treatment plant purchased $850,000 in new filtration systems.
What body is was recently created to provide a check on the AAPD? What event spurred its created and why was it controversial?
The Independent Community Police Oversight Commission. 2014 shooting death of AA resident Aura Rosser by a white police officer, When the ordinance creating the commission was officially passed in the fall, community activists and members of a civilian task force that drafted its own ordinance worried the version passed by city council would not be truly independent and that it lacked teeth
Who's the CSG President and VP?
Ben Gerstein and Isabelle Blanchard
What party did they come from?
Who is the LSA SG President?
A few major CSG goals of the new administration?
Campus affordability, fixed tuition, sustainability
Ron Weiser (R), Shauna Ryder Diggs (D), Mark Bernstein (D), Denise Ilitch (D), Jordan Acker (D), Paul Brown (D), chair Mike Behm (D) and
Katherine White (D)
U-M Chief Financial Officer
U-M VP for Communications
Kallie Bila Michels
U-M General Counsel
U-M VP Student Life
E. Royster Harper
U-M VP Government Relations
U-M VP Development
Thomas A. Baird
U-M VP Research
U-M VP for Information Technology
U-M VP Medical Affairs / MedSchool Dean
U-M Dearborn chancellor
U-M Flint chancellor
What prevents the University from practicing affirmative action in admissions?
Proposal 2- bans the use of affirmative action to give someone preferential treatment in employment and education
Who can speak on behalf of the University?
Rick Fitzgerald and Kim Broekhuizen
Explain the premise of a FOIA?
Under Freedom of Information Act, can request records from public institutions (including emails wow!)
Name two University organizations directly involved in the proceedings handling sexual assault allegations?
OSCR, Office of Institutional Equity and SAPAC
What's the standard of proof for sexual misconduct cases?
Preponderance of evidence
Name three diversity initiatives outlined in the DEI plan:
Pilot training program for students, Increasing support for first-gen, Native and minority graduate students, Expansion of the Inclusive Teaching Professional Development programs, University will track demographics in major reports released every 3-5 years, Refining Wolverine Pathways scholarship and HAIL scholars, Provost's office will administer a University-wide campus climate survey this semester and Go Blue Guarantee in-state scholarship program for families who make under $65,000 a year
U-M Police spokesperson
Structure of U-M public safety organizations
DPSS (includes hospital security, housing security and campus safety)
Who do we call if the issue is AAPD?
Duty command or Sgt. Craig Martin
Who is the executive director of DPSS?
Who is police chief of UMPD?
Who is police chief of AAPD?
Interim Chief Robert Pfannes
Who is the single largest provider of federal research dollars?
National Institutes of Health
Who is the current VP of Research?
What is the new name of UMHS?
Who is the EVPMA/CEO of Michigan Medicine?
Who is the Dean of the U-M med school?
What is the difference between Michigan Medicine and UHS?
General public versus campus
What controversy regarding animals occurred recently?
On March 21, reports from the University of Michigan Research and Animal Care and Use offices found that zebrafish were poisoned by bleach, mice died of dehydration, while others were given gastrointestinal cancer and a mutant rabbit went missing from University animal testing laboratories between March 2018 and September 2018.
Name the two area state reps representing Ann Arbor
State Rep. Rebekah Warren (D) and State Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D)
Name the state senator representing Ann Arbor
State Senator Jeff Irwin (D)
Name the two CURRENT senators of the state of Michigan and which one is up for reelection in 2020
Gary Peters (up for re-election in 2020, has announced he will be running) and Debbie Stabenow (both Dems)
Name the CURRENT Congress member representing Ann Arbor's district in D.C.
Who are the heads of College Dems and GOP on campus?
Dems: Ruby Schneider, LSA junior
GOP: Dylan Berger, LSA sophomore
Who is Michigan's current governor and what was her major campaign pledge/slogan?
Gretchen Whitmer (D) — Fix the damn roads
Name TWO politicians who are running for president in 2020 who have visited Michigan so far
Beto O'Rourke D, Kirsten Gillibrand D
Why will Michigan be an important state in the 2020 election?
Michigan went red for the first time in decades in 2016 and helped Trump win the electoral college. Michigan flipped back to blue in 2018, so 2020 should be hugely contested.
Which party has announced it will be holding a presidential primary debate in Michigan? Where will it be held and when?
Democrats in Detroit in July
What does SACUA stand for?
Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs
Who is the Vice Provost for Academic Innovation?
James L. Hilton
Who is the chair of SACUA?
What is the larger body that represents the faculty called?
What is the DEI and what do they do?
Office of Digital Education and Innovation; looks for ways to bring technology into the classroom, develops online courses, teaches students/faculty how to use new technology, etc.
Name three projects spearheaded by the Office of Academic Innovation
Academic Reporting Tool (A.R.T 2.0), GradeCraft, ECoach
What makes a Lecturer different than a Professor?
Lecturers are not on a tenure track and have uncertain job security.
What is the One University Campaign?
A coalition of faculty and students launched last semester across all 3 U-M campuses to alleviate resource disparities
What's the University's endowment?
Name three types of stories business will write
Startup/ business profiles, new business openings, conferences/big things at Ross
Name two businesses that opened up near campus this year
Jim Brady's, Chow
Name one Umich student businesses?
Busy box, Threading Business
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